Tavares, FL April 21, 2017
Last night, an author of a new book, "Trump and his Resurrection of America", John Michael Chambers, spoke at the North Lake Tea Party (NLTP) meeting in Tavares, FL. He also invited attendees to a SECOND workshop at a nearby church tonight in Mt. Dora, FL.
Here is the warning I sent to my list of NLTP members:
From: Vance Jochim, www.FiscalRangers.com
This is my personal opinion and not that of NLTP or other members, but a warning about my belief that last night’s NLTP presenter, John Michael Chambers, is a classic promoter of financial products using conservative topics to instill fear into listeners so they will attend his second promotion seminar to most likely get a pitch to buy financial products or investments.
Chambers would not let me video him last night, claiming “guys in black cars would follow him”.
Yet there are about 8 YouTube videos by him, so he controlled them and no videos show question and answer sessions. None of the videos had more than 600 views.
One video shows Chambers interviewing Tom Tancredo from SIX years ago and is from the “Asset Preservation Institute” – again indicating a tie to financial products.
I was a corporate internal auditor in California and anti-corruption advisor in Iraq, surrounded by scammers and cons and all my instincts say this is an extremely smooth sales pitch, so I recommend you don’t sign his forms, attend the second session, or at least refuse to continue the process.
This pitch is very much like the promoters who ran Trump University to get Trump supporters to sign up for huge fees.
It is the same sales process used for pump and dump penny stock schemes. And the guy admits he used to be a financial advisor “but not now”.
It is the same smooth sales process to get people to take money out of savings and use it to buy gold and silver and precious metals from a “recommended” seller.
The speaker, John Michael Chambers, was supposedly there to talk about his new book, “Trump & the Resurrection of America”.
Three of his books are listed on Amazon, but not one review has been submitted. Two of them are Kindle only books.
In my opinion, he is using the Trump name to hype his books and possible financial products.
I can’t find any mention on Google that he was ever on any legitimate news or radio or TV show.
Why did he leave America for the last five years and live in Thailand?
He then got many to sign a form with their contact info and agree to attend a second seminar in Mt. Dora.
A similar presentation was made to Tea Party groups about five years ago, including NLTP. (See a confirmate further down from another NLTP member where a similar group in the past wanted attendees to cash out their IRA's and convert to gold.)
One member, John Woods, became so despondent about “the coming financial disaster” he committed suicide.
Yesterday’s presentation included:
- Many doom and gloom economic facts, not mentioning all the improvements implemented by Trump.
- Not really talking about the book, but the above collection of facts. Many are correct – I have written about them on my blog, FiscalRangers.com, but not used them to instill fear and promote products later.
- Citing meetings with Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and KellyAnn Conway, implying they were supporting his promotion of a "PollMoll" project, but no proof if the meetings actually took place or statements about them.
- Aggressively using surveys to get people to agree on issues to start the process of “trust building”.
- Offering “free reports” for contact info – a classic method to build sales prospect lists.
- Not really focusing on what listeners could do, like call Congress to support a specific bill, etc, but instead the promise to help get you “out of the system”.
This is why I am sending this warning. I would not trust anything Chambers says, although the facts entice conservatives.
If anyone still goes to the meeting, please record it and let me have a copy of the video, and what happens next.
Lake County, FL Fiscal Watchdog
Udate - email from another NLTP member who agrees:
A few years ago there was one of these presenters at a Tea Party meeting. He kept saying "I can't give financial advice but". He then proceeded to give financial advice.
Out of curiosity I attended the second meeting. After the same doom and gloom he told the people that to be safe they should sell all their IRAs, pay the taxes and put the remaining money into gold which was about $1800 per ounce.
Imagine the result if anyone did that.
I endorse everything you have written here. Feel free to share this with anyone you want to.
Cheers, Ted Stratton
Here are some references about Chambers:
He claimed he was living in Thailand for the last five years.
He was founder of a Clearwater based group Save America Foundation in 2010.